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The Montclair Art Museum thanks all of its wonderful volunteers!
The dedication of volunteers has been central to the growth and vitality of the Montclair Art Museum. By helping to create a diverse community of MAM members who reach out and serve the public, our volunteers further the mission of the Museum.
It is only with your help that we are able to serve so many in our community. Won't you get involved today?
Volunteer Opportunities

The Montclair Art Museum Volunteer Program is open to anyone 13 years of age and older who is passionate about serving our community! For an overview of the activities volunteers typically participate in, please click here. Please note, the Montclair Art Museum does not accept volunteers for court-ordered community service or any other community service requirement that is a result of a disciplinary infraction.
Applications for Volunteer Positions:
Adult Volunteer (18+ years old)
High School/ Junior High School Volunteer (13–17 years old)
Internship Opportunities

The Montclair Art Museum internship intends to provide supervised practical training and professional development to students interested in a career in the arts and fields related to MAM’s many departments. This unpaid internship is open to students currently enrolled in high school or college (undergraduate or graduate program) who are at least 16 years old and for whom the internship will translate to course credit, school-to-work program, or another academic requirement approved by MAM and the student’s school.


Internship Application

We are now accepting applications for Fall 2018. DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications are due by 11:59 pm on Monday, July 23, 2018. Applications are preferred by mail, but are accepted by email or fax as well.


Internships in the following departments are available for Fall 2018:


Accounting & Finance

Interns in the Accounting & Finance Department will gain hands-on experience working with the CFO and Senior Accountant of a non-profit organization, through tasks such as: assisting with financial reports and account reconciliation, providing support with audits, and completing data entry. Internship applicants must meet the following qualifications: currently pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting; strong general accounting knowledge; strong writing skills; strong work ethic; strong organizational and time management skills; ability to work independently and with a team, with an emphasis on accuracy and timeliness; detail-oriented, with strong problem solving skills; ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing; ability to interact with employees in a professional manner; and proficiency in Excel and Word.


Fundraising & Membership
The Development Department works with individuals, corporations, foundations, and government agencies to raise funds to support every facet of the Museum. They are responsible for memberships, donations, fundraising, special events, grants, and more. Interns in this department assist with tasks that support these activities. Primarily focusing on membership fulfillment, research, and donation requests, interns will leave with a full understanding of what it takes to raise funds for a Museum.


Special Events
Special Events involves strategizing and managing fundraising and cultivation events at the Museum to advance the involvement of a diverse community of donors and trustees. This includes the development of new experiences for MAM’s audience, planning receptions, private gallery viewings, and the annual Gala for MAM. Interns observe and assist with tasks such as conducting research related to upcoming events and supporting the overall production of development events. The ideal candidate is creative, organized, and has an attention to detail.


Marketing & Communications
Interns observe and assist with projects such as organizing and preparing for exhibition press previews, Museum-wide announcements, press conferences, and other media events. They might also assist with graphic design projects, museum and event photography and social media campaigns, as well as general office administration such as posting calendar listings, organizing digital libraries, maintaining press clippings etc. Interns are often students with strong speaking and writing skills who are interested in learning about the communications, marketing, or social media fields. College Juniors and Seniors are preferred, although applications for Freshman or Sophomores will be considered. This internship is not open to high school students.


Vance Wall Art Education Center
The Vance Wall Art Education Center offers a full schedule of engaging programs for schools, families, teens, and adults as well as art classes, workshops, and camps for all levels of learners. The department also develops special interpretation for collections and exhibitions.  Interns in this department observe and assist a range of programs led by docents and instructors. Interns may also assist with program evaluation and research opportunities.


Download the application here.


For more information, please contact:
Sophiana Leto, Development Associate, Volunteers & Major Gifts, 973-259-5124, sleto@montclairartmuseum.org